Member Biography

Hong Du

Hong Du, Ph.D.

975 W. Walnut St
IB 424E
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 274-6535
Fax: (317) 278-2018

Research Program Membership

Full member

Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
IU School of Medicine

We are interested in studying how inflammation induces cancer formation and metastasis. Particularly, our research team identified that myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are critical in this pathogenic process. We showed that over-activation of the mTOR pathway controls development and function of MDSCs in lysosomal acid lipase knock-out mice. We also identified a number of cancer-associated secretory biomarkers that can be used for lung cancer prediction and verification.

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Post-doctoral Fellowship - The Rockefeller University, New York 1989-1992

Ph.D. - City University of New York, New York 1989